Leadville – burgers and the Dead

Strolled the 11 miles or so from my camp to the trailhead on Halfmoon Creek and hitched a ride into Leadville for the 4th. I hadn’t been planning to stop but was lured in by a Facebook post from the Colorado Trail House advertising a barbecue and a live feed of the Grateful Dead’s show in Chicago. It sounded like an excellent way to celebrate the 4th, and so it was: burgers, hot dogs and PBRs enjoyed in the company of fellow hikers and locals. An unplanned interlude front hiking, but all the more enjoyable for that.

Grilling on the 4th at the Colorado Trail House